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sonata1316
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Another train station question! Mon, 26 August 2013 22:21
me and my friends have been debating about the use of the train stations. The rulebook led us nowhere so i'm here to ask you guys! Can you or can you not build to stations to serve a destination through a railroad that has been completely been build by your opponent.

Example: We do know that with building a station you have the right to choose one and only one ride that's been served by another player and use it. So Player (A) builds a railway extending from Lisboa to Madrid and then Pamplona. Can player (B) build 2 stations on Liasboa and Madrid to actualy complete the destination card from Lisboa to Pamplona by choosing to use those two lines? (That means that with no effort and without using any of his own trucks serve the ticket)

Sorry for the bad english i'm doing my best!
      
DAC cazaron
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Re:Another train station question! Wed, 28 August 2013 12:02
I don't see why that wouldn't be the case, but it's a 6 value ticket for the price of 8 points... meaning you average a -2 for the ticket.

You get 4 points for any unused station at the end of the game, just to clarify where I got the 8 and -2 from.
      
sonata1316
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Re:Another train station question! Wed, 28 August 2013 18:10
Yes the math is right but academically i really wanted to find out if that's possible or not!
Thanks for the quick answer!
      
DAC cazaron
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Re:Another train station question! Tue, 03 September 2013 23:16
I'm pretty sure that the method is correct; you're using two of their train routes, you're using two stations. Logically, that makes complete sense, and there's nothing specific in the rules to say otherwise...
I'm pretty sure that it's legal; but I wouldn't do it, you'd lose too many points!
      
lax2football
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Re:Another train station question! Fri, 30 May 2014 10:02
As long as both train stations are not on Madrid to go both ways (Liasboa & Pamplona) and as long as no other train station is as same city. each route between two cities can have two stations one one each side. unless you are playing with depots then it's a whole new game.
      
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Re:Another train station question! Fri, 30 May 2014 18:51
sonata1316 wrote on Mon, 26 August 2013 13:21

me and my friends have been debating about the use of the train stations. The rulebook led us nowhere so i'm here to ask you guys! Can you or can you not build to stations to serve a destination through a railroad that has been completely been build by your opponent.

Example: We do know that with building a station you have the right to choose one and only one ride that's been served by another player and use it. So Player (A) builds a railway extending from Lisboa to Madrid and then Pamplona. Can player (B) build 2 stations on Liasboa and Madrid to actualy complete the destination card from Lisboa to Pamplona by choosing to use those two lines? (That means that with no effort and without using any of his own trucks serve the ticket)

Sorry for the bad english i'm doing my best!


I can't tell from your explanation, but the basic rules for Stations are like lax2football said:

1) Only one Station is allowed per city.
2) Stations only let you go between TWO cities. You don't have to pick which two cities until the end of the game, but a station can never do 'double duty'.
3) You can like Station to Station and use two opponent tracks...but you would have to use 2 Stations.
4) You lose 4 points for each station you use (by not adding them to your total at the end of the game)

As long as you're following the above rules, it's a legal move. Have fun and good luck!! Cool
      
    
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